(Closed) Makeup free bride?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
982 posts
Busy bee

What bout just some false lashes and a tiny bit of concealer? Do you think your skin would react to that? Or maybe tinted moisturiser?

Post # 4
9830 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I am pretty sure I didn’t wear any makeup for our engagement pictures. They turned out great! But we didn’t have a professional, my aunt did them with a couple of her cameras. She has really high quality almost professional cameras but doesn’t have all the tools and tricks professionals do. 

So having a professional may mean that they can use tools to make you look even better, or you may look washed out. Another thing to consider is that in many of the photos you will be with your bridesmaids and other people that will have makeup on. Are you ok with the contrast that will show in the photos?

You can still have great photos and not look washed out even if you don’t have makeup in my opinion, it just might take some tweaking.

Post # 5
2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Can you just get false eyelashes and a lip balm, like Burts Bees? It will give at least some color

Post # 6
1391 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve seen pictures of makeup-free brides and they look fine, but a little washed out and their eyes don’t pop. So I would try to find blush, lipstick/gloss, and mascara (and use an eyelash curler). Maybe you can find a natural or hypoallergenic brand? You can also make your own blush from like arrowroot powder. lots of DIY makeup you can do. 

Post # 7
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I would ask a dermatologist for suggestions on hypoallergenic makeup.

Post # 8
30 posts

If you want to see how people photograph without makeup, just look at the men in the photos! I think it’s safe to say the vast majority of them are completely bare-faced. If I had trouble tolerating makeup, I’d just go for false eyelashes and lipstick, but if you don’t wear makeup you don’t wear makeup, and it’s not the end of the world.

Post # 10
9101 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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BitterGlitter:  Are you sure it’s not the suncreens in the makeup? I’m allergic to chemical sunscreens (avobenzone, oxybenzone, octisalate, octinoxate, octocrylene) and it is so hard to find makeup without them these days.

Post # 11
1485 posts
Bumble bee

It’s going to really depend on what kind of wedding dress you will wear.  Unless it is a very very simple plain dress, wedding dresses on general are very formal and so you do need some kind of makeup to enhance your features otherwise you will look very washed out and disproportionate in your wedding photos.

I have one friend who recently got married and she wore no makeup on her big day.  Even though she is a beautiful girl, most of her wedding and bridal portraits did not turn out well at all.  She wore an intricate A-line lace dress, and even though it wasn’t a overly glam dress the beading and lace made it formal enough that her bare face and the dress did not go together at all.  Plus in some of the pics in bright sunlight, you could see her darker circles under her eyes and the uneven skintone in certain areas of her face that was not flattering at all.  I won’t get into how weird and bad she looked when she took formal pictures with family and guests who did wear nice makeup.  She looked sickly and pale in most of her photos since she didn’t have any blush or lipstick on, so you could easily see the lack of sleep she’s had.

So choose wisely.  I agree with the bees, you definitely need to wear some kind of makeup to smooth out your skin, some blush so you don’t look washed out, color for your lips, and at least mascara/lashes for your eyes.  

Post # 12
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Beach

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BitterGlitter:  I wont be wearing any makeup at my wedding in June. I’ve only worn any makeup a couple of times and ended up washing it off almost immediately because I hated it. Did you end up wearing makeup? I’m guessing either way you had a great day and felt really beautiful. I really don’t see what the big deal is, honestly. My fiance wont be wearing any, so why should I? 😛

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